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Summary

There's nowhere left to hide.

The battle for the gap

In the north, the collapsed section of the Wall is defended only by the decimated remains of 2 PARA. Even reinforced by Jameson and the exhausted Royal Marines of One Troop, it's a doomed delaying action at best - and the last choke point in the entire ZA faces an incoming tide of dead stretching to the ends of the Earth....

The race for the cure

Finally united, Dr. Park and Aliyev the Kazakh, supported by Pred and Juice on a mission out into a London falling into chaos, struggle to perfect the vaccine that will preserve the dwindling flame of humanity - and to weaponize the designer pathogen that might just destroy the rampaging armies of the dead....

The defense of the Alamo

Hunkered down at CentCom, the unified ranks of our heroes, led by Ali and Fick, work furiously to fortify and reinforce what will be humanity's final fallback position - forever. But it may be over before it begins, as a runner invasion from the south hits even before the great wave of death coming in from the north....

Brotherhood. Duty. Desolation. The Siege.

©2017 Michael Stephen Fuchs; 2018 Podium Publishing (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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A Veritable Battering of the Eardrums

This one's the audiobook equivalent of standing next to the speaker stacks at a 70s Hawkwind concert. A veritable and quite visceral battering of the ear drums as once again Michael Stephen Fuchs puts his now much-loved badass characters through battles, missions and highly improbable rescues at a quite indecent pace. The action almost never lets up and when you want a narrator to deliver a sense of urgency and high octane action RC Bray is THE first name on the list. Bray and Fuchs seem perfectly matched and must be one the best Audiobook combinations around. It's like they were ordained by a higher power to come together!

So, what are you waiting for? Spend the credit, text your boss to say you will be off for a day or two, sit back and let your headphones spray bullets, blood and gore between your ears!

Unless of course you are new to the Arisen series. In that case, stop, find the Omnibus edition of the first three books,. text your boss to say that you resign and let your headphones do the rest.

I know this type of fiction isn't everyone's cup of tea but for those of us that like it this series is an absolute doozy!

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Bloody Fantastic!

Praise the Lord! I have been waiting for several months for this audiobook episode to be finally released! When I saw it saw it available for download in my audible account it was like Xmas :) Initially not the easiest series to get into....but then absolutely addictive....I guess anyone who has got this far knows that already. The highest complementary I can give to the author is when you are listening and think 'get a grip! it's just a story'. Well done Michael Stephen Fuchs!!!!

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Finish This

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It would be the last in the series, other than that it's all good and still very enjoyable

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoy the relationship between Pred & Juice they're always pulling each other along and have some funny banter, and the return of Homer was welcome

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

What can you say about RC Bray other than he's one of the best narrators out there and especially for a book like this, it's not narration it's a performance

If this book were a film would you go see it?

TV Series is the only way this would get on to a screen I think the movie going public would not have the patience for 13 films and counting, saying that I think it would be a brilliant TV series if done properly and something I would definitely watch

Any additional comments?

Book 13 and for the first time I feel as if I'm being milked I really think this should have been finished in this book, definitely feels as if it's being spun out longer than necessary, what you might call a "Commercial Decision"

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The continuation of the plot is good in this book, the story is really starting to come to an end. But I cant help but feel the plot is spread too thinly, there are so many different sub plots coming together and constant flickering between characters that it just feels watered down. There wasn't much from Alpha in this book either, it was almost more focused on other background characters.

There wasn't any stand out moments for me, no noteworthy feats from the Alpha guys either. I think this book would have benefitted greatly from a strong action scene involving alpha and a more concise focus on certain characters.

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I like these books, but.................

I love these books, and have enjoyed the series so far. Action is fast paced without a doubt. Yes, stuff happens thats quite mad at times buy hey, its a story ! My biggest 'niggle' is the author keeps using the term lance corporal amongst UK forces - in the UK (maybe elsewhere) you simple call yourself, or are called, a corporal. Its rare for the distinction to be made when speaking the rank out loud. Also, at times the spec forces banter over pop culture gets a bit tiresome and breaks the 'immersion'. Most spec forces ive known spent far too long running when a civvy and then running when a soldier to ever watch the sort of telly us mortals enjoy :-) Though to be fair, they do seem to find the time to watch Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket and Platoon - are they required viewing in Delta Force ? But as said, silly 'niggles' and these books are a lot of fun.

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Gripping

This is a genuinely exciting audio production. Yes, this series is flawed: The worship of the almighty US Alpha and marines is wearing to English ears, and the total disregard for innocent civilians, whilst focusing only on the military brotherhood is quite disturbing at times. However, we care about Park and his vaccine and the engagements with zombies are gripping. Some of the best sections are the vignettes involving minor characters and I would have liked these to have been expanded. The British characters are more sympathetic overall than the Americans, (although I suspect we are not meant to feel this way!) I will miss this series when it's finished. It's a well-crafted world, which allows for total immersion.

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Great Story Telling.

loved this series. It becomes real due to Corona Virus Pandemic. Viruses will take out the world one day.

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Just embarrassing really

I actually gave up listening as the plot got more and more laughable and tiresome. Very disappointed after the previous books. Sad that the climax has failed at every page, with all the fine characters half heartedly levered into this desperate weak and unengaging mess of a plot. Don't listen to this tripe and imagine the previous book was the last, and invent your own denouement.

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No hope for mankind

This was by far the worst of the Arisen series that I have listened to. Based nearly all in London it was totally doom and gloom from start to finish. There was a constant barrage of death and destruction raining down on the desperate survivors. Even Alpha team were battered and beaten. I was worn out by the end and in a state of numb depression .

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What to say...mmmmm. I'm not sure I want to listen to endgame as it means when it's done that's it. Great character building and action. Amazing. As Fick would say I'd better just get it done.

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  • J. Gordon
  • 08-03-18

Frick & Pred

I so look forward to each new book in this series and am always concerned that the next will be the last. The dialogue of the Operators, particularly Frick and Pred, have me bursting out laughing as I walk around my Fortune 50 job listening to the book. So many great lines for the ages. Never thought I'd say this but I hope the Zombie A continues on strong so that we can have another 13 books!

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  • 13-04-18

great series, but...

This literally needed to be the last book. but once again, its a total filler book. this series rocks, i love the chracters. but if you made it this far in the series you can basically predict, if it isnt a main character in the cockpit, you can expect an crash or/and outbreak. the foreshadow is pretty predictable as well. the progress of major events is cool and interesting, but just drawn out, and i am not thrilled at where it was left at the end. thankfully the author has stated the next one IS the final.

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  • Brian Gordon
  • 19-06-18

People are unrealistically incompetent

The author is really cranking up the artificial tension by having literally everyone be completely incompetent. This is incredibly frustrating as the reader. A non-exhaustive list of the ridiculous actions taken by the characters: (spoilers)

- Gate guard freezes up and allows people to unlock the gate he's guarding, and freezes up again rather than closing the gate, allowing zombies into the last bastion of humanity.
- Woman decides to use her gun as a club (against zombies!) rather than shooting it and alerting the base to the zombie invasion.
- Scientist yells "WE CAN'T JUST LEAVE HIM OUT THERE" and opens a locked door protecting dozens of unarmed scientists and critical samples in order to save one guy. What is this, day 1 of the ZA?
- Guy doesn't carry his gun on him even though there's a standing order to do so and he's in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
- Woman with gun has only practiced with it twice in her life and can't find the safety, despite living through 2 years of zombie apocalypse.
- Officer countermands operator's order to seal a gate because it would be "inconvenient." Zombies swarm through.

This goes on and on and on. I was tearing my hair out listening to this installment.

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  • jason
  • 07-03-18

HOLY @$#%StORM!

This series, this writing, this narrator... continue to blow my mind. At this point I’ve come to expect that each and every book is packed to the teeth with epic awesomeness and non stop heart pounding action. The siege is no disappointment either, delivering thrills, chills and zombie kills.

Warning: put up plastic wrap behind you before reading, it’ll save in clean-up after your mind is blown.

Michael, Glynn and R.C... keep killin it brothers. Favorite series and performance, thank you!!

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  • Jess
  • 03-08-21

Constant screw ups just to create tension

gets annoying how often people or blind bad luck cause issues. less annoying dumb people, more story

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  • B. Terburg
  • 16-05-21

Self recriminations are back

Also, too many people doing completely stupid things that were only to move the story along.

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  • Jeffrey and Melissa Potter
  • 21-02-21

incredible

this has become one of my all time favorite series. I listen to the whole thing at least once a year. RC Bray is the best in the business. top shelf storytelling

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  • adam jackson
  • 01-09-20

Best Zombie series ever

Love every minute of this amazing series. Just get it. you will not be disappointed.

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  • manxie
  • 30-04-20

Climactic highs and lows, not sure what to think!!

Love this series and this book had me breaking into a sweat as I stood on the wall with the Team (luckily they were all in front of me), Just gets better and better with the brilliant writing style of Michael Stephen Fuchs and the excellent narration of RC Bray this series, as I have already said, is highly addictive.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-20

Looks like a London is toast.

Never ending action with the humor of Frat Boys. The back and forth between the operators makes the books worth a listen. Hats off to the fallen. Knew it had to happen, but still sad when it does.
RC Bray is still delivering an awesome story!